Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Barcodes

Barcodes are everywhere. People typically think of them in terms of supermarkets but they are also used for internet delivery services, prescriptions and a lot more. Increasingly more self-employed people are using them as well and below are ten reasons why you should consider using barcodes for your business.

Ease of use

Barcodes and barcode fonts may have complicated sounding names like Code 128 but in reality, they are not that hard to use, especially as companies can guide you through the setup.


As your company grows you will need to add more data with your barcodes. Fortunately, it is easy enough to scale up, allowing the system to upgrade to suit your needs.

Improving technology

The technology behind each system has considerably improved over the years, allowing you to make your business more efficient.

Get an edge

Say you are working in a trade show. While others have to take time to note and process orders you can do it much more efficiently. Stock taking, orders and more can help save time and make your more productive.


Don’t worry about the surfaces you use- there are harder wearing fonts available for surfaces such as metal. It is also possible to print on things such as wristbands. For example, if you run a nightclub you can scan in people’s details, making sure that you can gauge who is in the club at any one time and also check that anyone banned does not get back into the club.

Reduce training costs

Having a more unified system reduces training costs, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your business. While “time is money” is a cliché this is true in this instance because if you need to teach them how to do stock takes and other things that can be done while scanning this could be time spent training other aspects of the job, time in turn that means it takes longer for them to do their jobs.

Relatively cheap

The simplest fonts cost pennies for each label. While the cost can vary depending on how complex the font is (depending on the amount of data you need to implement) it is still relatively cheap compared to the additional benefits it can offer you.


Being able to identify and trace products makes it easier to see if anything is missing, deterring thefts and making your business more secure.


The simple fact is the processes involving data input from barcodes is far more accurate than someone manually entering data. In numerical terms, the amount of errors with manual entry is around 1 in 30,000 while it is estimated that the level of error is 1 in 3 million.

We can help

We offer a range of barcode fonts for your business. If you want to know more or would like to discuss the needs of your company please contact Top Barcode today and we will be happy to go into your requirements in more detail.